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Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to Be a Pop Star Hardcover – March 15, 2013
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"Entertaining and informative. . ." —The Barnes & Noble Review
"A charmingly frank, wryly funny, and surprisingly pragmatic account of [Tracey Thorn's] life and remarkable career . . . It's about self-discovery and love, and will be an inspiration for quiet girls everywhere to pick up guitars." —Bitch
"Thorn's literary voice is as cheekily offbeat as her singing voice is rich and mellifluous." —Time.com
"A really good book." —Huffington Post
"A witty and charming chronicle of a career full of happy accidents and success found in the least likely of places." —Gawker.com
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So it was with great anticipation that i picked up this book that I just finished. I LOVED it! I'm so completely uncool that I had no idea of this trend where punk style bands segued into cool jazzy type sound. Who knew? Well apparently all my cool DJ friends did. And to think of her as a teenager ‘doing her thing’ while I, a year or two older, thought of Punk as raunchy no rhythm noise. Yes, I know better now. My only complaint is not finding out the inspiration behind all of the songs from those early albums. But the tidbits in there were priceless to me. For me EBTG was the most important musical influence throughout my 20's and 30's. I still play those records in my 50’s as much as anything else I play. Thank you Tracey for sharing your story, so grateful you wrote this. For me it was mesmerizing and I didn't want it to end.
A funny side note. Around the turn of the century I was in the category of people who thought there was nothing great in new music until one day, in a restaurant dripping with cool, I heard a house remix of a Sade song that stopped me in my tracks and changed my life forever. Wouldn't you know that it was the Lazy Dog (Ben Watt) remix of Sade's By Your Side that started my love affair with house music and brought dance back into my life. It was a beautiful full circle kind of thing.
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